Coo, where does the time go? Giving it some idle thought, we’d never have guessed that it’s been over three years since the Costa Concordia ferry foolishly veered to the left and hit the Scole rocks off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, promptly listing on to its side and tragically claiming the lives of 32 people in the process.
Finally, the trial of the Costa Concordia’s former captain, Francesco Schettino, has concluded and found him guilty. A court in the town of Grosseto found him guilty of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning his passengers and crew. The man did get off the boat before the passengers, for pity’s sake. He has also denied all the charges against him, although it’s hard to see how.
Schettino has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The 54-year-old will not go to prison until the appeals process is completed, which can take years.
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To see more Costa Concordia infographics like this one – many from 2012, in the immediate wake of the disaster – click on the “Costa Concordia” tag at the foot of this post.